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Prospects of Raman-assisted transmission systems
Author(s): Andrey Kobyakov
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Paper Abstract

Distributed amplification in fiber-optic transmission systems is quantitatively studied. Optimization techniques to find amplifier parameters that maximize system performance are discussed. A particular emphasis is given to noise properties of Raman amplifiers and a tradeoff between the noise performance and nonlinear impairments. It is shown that Raman amplification in dispersion-managed fibers closely approaches the theoretical limit of an ideal distributed amplifier and further increases the system reach. Recent advances in the Raman-assisted ultra-long-haul transmission are briefly reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2003
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5246, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511154
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Andrey Kobyakov, Corning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5246:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III
Achyut K. Dutta; Abdul Ahad S. Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Kazuo Fujiura, Editor(s)

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